Laurie offers Grief Companionship Circles for people in need to
safely retreat into their personal grief process.
As a Grief Companion and Restorative Communication Circle Facilitator;
Laurie is committed to hold a confidentially safe and vulnerable sharing space.
Each individual is an expert of their own losses experienced along their unique grief journey.
Event: Clarendon Station Death Café, April 3rd 2022
Join us at Clarendon Station Death Café where we focus on
creating a culture of openness around living and dying well.
Donna Mae Klassen offers information about her locally resourced hand-crafted
Earthbound Eco-friendly Coffins.
"Your final act is giving back to the earth.
A positive impact on the environment: giving back organic material to the earth,
preserving the land and creating a nature-friendly space."
Connect with Laurie Lynn Clark via her contact page to register for this event.
Event: MERA Bereavement Zoom
7 WEEK SESSION
Laurie hosts Bereavement Companionship & Peer Support Circles
Registration for this particular group is closed.
Zoom Sessions - MERA School House, McDonald's Corners.
Register with Laurie for this closed group:
8 Week Bereavement Companionship Session
Change in time schedule to -Late Morning- from 11:30 am until 1 pm.
January 24th until March 14th, 2022
(Limit 6 Participants)
Event: Grief Circle at Perth & District Library
Covid Conversation Circle
with Celeste Vermette and Laurie Clark
4 Week Session- Registration required
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2022
11:30 am - 1 pm
Contact Laurie for more information.
Bereavement Facilitation Training
Bereavement Families of Ontario (BFO), Halton and Peel:
Bereavement Circle Facilitation. Volunteer health professionals support facilitators and advise affiliates on their programs. Each year, on behalf of Bereaved Families of Ontario over 1,000 volunteers contribute to helping the healing begin. We provide our support and services at no cost to participants. Our affiliates provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can discuss your experiences and learn about grief with others who have been there.
Bereavement Companionship and Facilitation Training:
Basic Bereavement Training with Maria Kliavkoff, founding Executive Director of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley (https://healthymourning.com)
This course teaches how to be a companion without being an expert. It is about being present to the person who is grieving and trusting their process. While it is easy to say, it is not always easy to be present to another person’s pain without feeling you need to fix it. This course is essential for anyone who wants to learn how to companion those who are grieving.
Companioning Complicated and Traumatic Grief
Complicated grief has long been mis-understood and mis-diagnosed. When we understand that our job is not to diagnose or prescribe, but rather to listen and be present, we begin to discover the many layers as they unfold. This course looks at what can trigger complicated and/or traumatic grief, what defines complicated/traumatic grief, how do we companion complicated/traumatic grief, and how to recognize the signs that you need to refer someone to a specialist, if that is what is needed.
Facilitator Training: Group facilitation this is a key course to learn listening skills, loop of awareness, managing group dynamics and personality types within a group. This course can be customized for those interested in learning how to lead bereavement support group.
For more information on the 'Companioning Approach' you may connect with my personal teacher/mentor:
LEVEL 1 Palliative Care/ Hospice Volunteer Training- Lanark County Home Support
South East LHIN:
• Effectively communicate the role of a Personal Support Worker (PSW) or volunteer in providing a hospice
palliative care approach to caregiving
• Be self-aware when providing hospice palliative care
• Understand the impacts of loss and grief at end of life
• Be able to identify symptoms and how to employ strategies to manage those symptoms
• Understand and apply comfort measures at end of life
• Understand ethical challenges at end of life and how to address them
• Understand communication and other practical challenges at end of life and how to address them.